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Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  49 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Did you know that the word "brag" is associated with a Norse god of eloquence? Or that "berserk" originally referred to fierce warriors who put themselves in pre-battle frenzies to overcome their fears? Hundreds of intriguing and valuable insights shed light on a world that for over a thousand years ruled Northern Europe and inspired a literature ranging from the poems of ...more
Hardcover, 223 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Cassell (first published 1997)
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N.L. Riviezzo
While chalk full of information about Norse Mythology, I found the layout of information with the entries to be a little hard to read. Also difficult to look up things specially certain names of beings as the names were often different from the usual or had additional text with them putting them into a different alphabetical category. A large portion of the entries referred to another writer rather than providing actual information about said being then citing the other writer/work.
Hengest
Oct 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic resource for when you need to look up some fact or other. Contains much of what is known about various aspects of Norse myth.
Hengest
Oct 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic resource for when you need to look up some fact or other. Contains much of what is known about various aspects of Norse myth.
Paige
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An outstanding dictionary of names, places, and etc. associated with Norse and Germanic myth. There are also appendices with lists of names for giants, dwarves, and Odin.
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